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    Improving sound quality...

    Hey everyone, ok i just finished hooking up my computer to my car and it sounds good but it seems like my cds sound better....noticbly better. The way i connected it was panasonic 903u cd player->aux->15feet rca->RCA to 1/8" stero plug converter cord ->creative 5.1 sound card.

    Any suggestions why the quality isnt that great, is it normal for a cd to sound better then your computer? Thanks.

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    1 more thing, if i did upgrade my soundcard to an audigy 2(which one should i get out of all of the audigy 2 cards?), then would I be able to notice the difference, and would it be a big difference? thanks everyone.

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    Don't bother upgrading...really the only improvement on the audigy card is 24bit playback. Garanteed you have nothing encoded at 24 bit

    Check a few things:

    1. Quality of cables used... - use good quality (maybe monster or equiv with gold plated ends)
    2. Volume level's - Is the computer volume set to high? I would suggest a 3/4 volume level and use the amps to power the rest.
    3. Audio application - plugins can enhance the sound such as eq's etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy
    Don't bother upgrading...really the only improvement on the audigy card is 24bit playback. Garanteed you have nothing encoded at 24 bit
    ry

    Not so fast my friend, don't make any guarantees...I have some 24/96 dts cd's that won't play w/0 24 bit playback (that the audigy downconverts either way)....so I use my audiphile 24/96 w/ asio happily

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mastermind
    Not so fast my friend, don't make any guarantees...I have some 24/96 dts cd's that won't play w/0 24 bit playback (that the audigy downconverts either way)....so I use my audiphile 24/96 w/ asio happily
    whoops lol ok so most ppl don't good for you though! i think thats a first!
    Other than that the audigy's only other benifit is a firewire port (that i'm aware of.) And you may want to double check the 24bit down grade...I've heard otherwise.
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